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Collins Learn to Paint - Gardens in Pastel Paperback – 2 Jun 1997


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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Collins (2 Jun. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0004129628
  • ISBN-13: 978-0004129624
  • Product Dimensions: 27 x 20.8 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 833,651 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Each title in the best-selling 'Learn to Paint' series is written by a professional working artist and offers the leisure painter a personal course of art instruction. Here 'Jackie Simmonds' clearly describes all the basic techniques of painting gardens in pastel, and provides many practical exercises and step-by-step demonstration paintings.

• advice on materials and equipment
• basic pastel techniques
• information on sketching
• simplifying foliage
• how to portray garden scenes

About the Author

Jackie Simmonds is a well-known pastel artist whose work is often exhibited by the Pastel Society, the Linda Blackstone Gallery in London, and other galleries throughout the UK. An excellent teacher and communicator, she writes regularly for ‘The Artist’ magazine and runs very popular and successful workshops and painting holidays.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Penny on 31 May 2013
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Very pleased with purchase and despatch. Would highly recommend to anyone just starting doing art. I was very inspired by this artist.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Gardens in Pastels 26 Jun. 2001
By Patricia theonnes - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
If you are a beginner, this would be the book for you. It is simply written. The book covers the basics of pastel and limited information on perspective, color theory, and atmospheric distance. I was disappointed in the book because for the money spent, I expected an adult book. The book is a thin soft cover paperback. It would be great for a 12-15 year old. Any other pastel book would cover the same basics and more. Gardens in Pastel would be a good checklist/reminder for painting on location.
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